Geronimo

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Yale University Press, Nov 15, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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Renowned for ferocity in battle, legendary for an uncanny ability to elude capture, feared for the violence of his vengeful raids, the Apache fighter Geronimo captured the public imagination in his own time and remains a figure of mythical proportion today. This thoroughly researched biography by a renowned historian of the American West strips away the myths and rumors that have long obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of a man with unique strengths and weaknesses and a destiny that swept him into the fierce storms of history.

Historian Robert Utley draws on an array of new sources and his own lifelong research on the mountain West and white-Indian conflicts of the late nineteenth century to create an updated, accurate, and highly exciting narrative of Geronimo's life. Utley unfolds the story through the alternating perspectives of whites and Apaches, and he arrives at a more nuanced understanding of Geronimo's character and motivation than ever before. What it was like to be an Apache fighter-in-training, why Indians as well as whites feared Geronimo, how Geronimo maintained his freedom, and why he finally surrendered—the answers to these questions and many more fill the pages of this irresistable volume.

  

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

I was thrilled to win this hardback book through Goodreads. The book is well researched and written. I'm passing it on to other family members and friends to read. I love biographies, and this one is a welcome addition to my collection! Read full review

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Great story telling of the Native American Geronimo from his life to his death. Every page kept me interested in the story and wanting to continue it. There was never really a dull moment. This book is definitely worth reading. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
1 Apache Youth
5
2 Apache Manhood
15
3 Battle and Massacre
23
4 Americans
29
5 War with the Americans
36
6 Return of the Bluecoats
45
War and Peace 186372
55
Illustrations
156
19 Back to the Sierra Madre 1885
160
20 Chased by Crooks Scouts 188586
168
21 Canyon de los Embudos 1886
182
22 Miles in Command 1886
192
23 Geronimo Meets Gatewood 1886
203
24 Geronimo Surrenders 1886
213
25 Prisoners of War 188687
221

Peace at Last 1872
61
9 The Chiricahua Reservation 187276
72
10 Removal to the Gila River
81
11 Geronimos First Breakout 1878
92
12 Back to San Carlos 187879
98
13 Geronimos Second Breakout 1881
104
14 Geronimo Abducts Loco 1982
113
Massacres and Raids 188283
125
16 Geronimo Confronts Crook in the Sierra Madre 1883
134
17 Return to San Carlos 188384
143
18 The Last Breakout 1885
149
26 Geronimo at Mount Vernon Barracks 188894
235
27 Geronimos Final Home 18941909
248
28 Geronimos Last Years
255
Epilogue
263
Appendix
275
List of Abbreviations
276
Notes
277
Bibliography
319
Index
335
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About the author (2012)

DIVRobert M. Utley is the award-winning author of seventeen books on western American history. During his career with the National Park Service he served as chief historian and assistant director. He lives in Scottsdale, AZ./div